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Ellen Blunsdon

Former President, Treasurer, Head Copy Editor, Editor-in-Chief and News Editor. Retired History and Politics student.
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Alternative living: an interview with Edinburgh Student Housing Co-operative

It sometimes seems that the only option in regard to student housing is moving from your overpriced first-year halls to a crumbling, single-glazed Marchmont flat. However, there are other options…

Exclusive: Peter Mathieson’s first face-to-face interview as University of Edinburgh Principal

The Student talks to the University of Edinburgh’s new Principal Peter Mathieson, former Vice-Chancellor and President of Hong Kong University, in his first face-to-face interview since taking post. Mathieson laid…

The dangers of everyday ableism

Ableism is a form of discrimination against the disabled. It can manifest itself through the language or actions of individuals, be perpetuated by inconsiderate government policies, or be institutionally ingrained…

2017/18 student liberation campaign committees announced

The University of Edinburgh have announced their Liberation Campaign Committee for the 2017/18 academic year. This is the first year that the liberation officers will be backed by a committee…

Students turned away from polls in key swing seat

Hundreds of students in the Newcastle Under Lyme constituency have reportedly been denied the opportunity to vote in the 2017 General Election. The Huffington Post has reported that polling stations…

Success for the SNP in recent council elections

The Scottish National Party (SNP) have returned the most councillors in the recent council elections held on Thursday 5 May. The party now has 19 seats overall, one more than…

Ellen’s guide to travelling solo

Through a series of happy accidents, I found myself travelling alone through Italy last summer. Although a daunting prospect, the challenges of travelling fully independently made the trip an incredible…

Officers begin carrying Tasers outside Holyrood in the wake of the Westminster attack

In the wake of the Westminster terrorist attack, police patrolling outside the Scottish Parliament will now be armed with Tasers. The new measure is being introduced as part of a…